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Making a Cornet

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2007

A cornet is a small piping bag made from parchment paper. It is usually used to make fine decorations.

Tools and Materials
Parchment paper
Scissors or sharp knife

Cornet How-To
1. Cut an 8-by-12-by-14 1/2-inch triangle from a sheet of parchment paper.

2. Hold the middle of the long side of the triangle between two fingers of one hand. With the other hand take the tip of the triangle on the short, wide end, and roll it toward the other tip of that same end, while simultaneously pulling it in an upward motion. The tip of the cone will form where your thumb and finger hold it on the long side.

3. Release your grip from the long side, so that you are now holding the two corners where they meet. The paper will already resemble a partially formed cone.

4. Roll the remaining tail until it is completely rolled into a cone. There will be one point sticking up from the open end. Fold it inside toward the center, and crease the fold. Now you should have a cornet.

5. Fill the cornet with filling. To close the cornet once it has been filled, fold it away from the seam; this will keep the seam from opening. Use a pair of scissors or a sharp knife to cut an opening at the tip of the cornet to the desired size.

You can get parchment paper at most grocery stores. Scissors are available at

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